The bishop of Catholic Church, Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah, has expressed concern over the irresponsibility of the leadership of the country; which cut accross political and religious ranks, saying religion is only being used as a tool of oppression.
Bishop Kukah stated this during an interview section on TVC.
The Bishop stressed that there is really no problem between the two major religious groups in the country; Christians and Muslims, rather he attributed the main problem of Nigeria to ‘irresponsible leaders,’ who, according to him, use religion as a tool of oppression, rather than for liberation.
“There is no problem between Christians and Muslims. There is a problem with irresponsible leaders who don’t want to govern properly; irresponsible religious leaders who have now seen religion as a tool of oppression, instead of a tool for liberation.
“This has been the thrust of my argument because these are two areas of study. With all sense of modesty, I have spent a good part of my life studying theology and studying religion and society.”
On the roles of religion and ethnicity in the politics of Nigeria, Kukah explained that Nigeria had failed at building governance that prioritises the welfare of citizens above any other thing.